uni life during covidWatch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
Studying during Covid has been different for me! Luckily during last term i had a mixture of in person and online modules, but part of my course is usually practical (theatre student) . So last term Lancaster had a blended approach to learning ! I’m currently completing the rest of my modules online due to the current restrictions of lockdown ! It’s my third year so it’s definitely been different to my previous years of study ! I have found there to be some benefits to be online eg doing pre recorded lecturers whenever you want, however there are also difficulties eg internet connection etc ! But I’m glad I can still continue my studies during the pandemic ! Let me know if you have any questions ! Lancaster University Student ambassador Holly
I'm a final year student studying Marketing with Psychology.
This last year has been very different to my previous but have managed to live with my friends and still have fun and make the most of it!
In term 1 last October I had a blended learning approach so a mix of face-to-face and online teaching. However, due to lockdown I now am only taught online. I have a diary and plane when I need to watch my pre-recorded lectures and complete any seminar activities and core reading, as well as my planned timetable for when I need to attend online drop-ins and seminars. I have found this works best for me alongside making sure I get out for a walk every day and have a change of scenery!
I have tried to always maintain a rhythm every day and have a few simple steps to follow that get me to start the day. I've also found staying in touch with friends and family at home and at university really vital! Lockdown can be a lonely time for everyone so it’s very important to keep in contact with one another. I’ve loved having weekly facetime catch ups with my friends and would always recommend it. I’ve also been playing online games over Facetime and Zoom calls with friends. I really recommend the apps Psych and Emoji Charades which allow you to play with your friends virtually. I would really recommend looking into Jackbox Games as they have hundreds of great interactive games like Quiplash and Drawful.
Sam- Official Student Rep
I'm in my final year studying the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at Strathclyde. I study on a part-time basis so my days can be quite long after working all day then coming home to do evening classes on zoom for a couple hours. My routine hasn't changed that much as I'm still working in retail like I was before the pandemic. My seminars have been online since the beginning of the term last September. I've actually enjoyed having seminars online as I'd usually leave work around 5pm and wait until class started at 6pm, then have a 2 hour class to finally get home at 9pm in the evening. I'm now able to have my dinner earlier and don't have to worry about getting home so late at night. On my days off, I try and get up early and do my uni work then I have the rest of the day to relax. I usually aim to work for at least 5 hours a day on my days off then I have the rest of the day to relax.
After I've finished all my work, I take some time out at the end of the day to cook and watch some tv. I also make sure to take some time off at the weekend. I try and get most of my uni work finished during the week so that I'm spending less time on it at the weekend. I also try and make plans for the weekend, like going out for socially distanced walks with friends where I live and grabbing a takeaway coffee on the way. This means I have something to look forward to!
Melissa- Student Ambassador